Cristian Bustos

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Cristian Bustos
Personal information
Full name Cristian Bustos Costa
Date of birth (1983-05-29) 29 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Alicante, Spain
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lorca
Youth career
Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Eldense
2002–2003 Pinoso
2003–2004 Murcia B
2004–2005 Hércules B
2004–2005 Hércules 6 (0)
2005–2007 Valencia B 34 (1)
2007–2009 Salamanca 56 (0)
2009–2014 Celta 97 (0)
2013–2014 Sporting Gijón (loan) 32 (0)
2014–2015 Mallorca 31 (1)
2015 Mumbai City 12 (0)
2016– Lorca 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 April 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Bustos and the second or maternal family name is Costa.

Cristian Bustos Costa (born 29 May 1983) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Lorca FC as a defensive midfielder.

Having reached the professionals at the age of 24, he amassed Segunda División totals of 209 games and one goal, mainly at the service of Celta. He also competed in La Liga with the club, in the 2012–13 season.

Club career[edit]

Early career / Celta[edit]

Bustos was born in Alicante, Valencian Community. He began his senior football career in the lower leagues, with CD Eldense, Pinoso CF, Real Murcia B, Hércules CF B, Hércules CF and Valencia CF Mestalla.[1] In 2007, he signed for UD Salamanca, playing his first match as a professional on 26 August 2007 as he started in a 0–3 away loss against Málaga CF for the Segunda División championship,[2] and went on to appear in 58 matches all competitions comprised[3][4] over two seasons before transferring to another club in the second level, Celta de Vigo, on a four-year deal.[1][5]

Bustos won promotion to La Liga with Celta in 2012, as runners-up.[6] He made his debut in the competition on 18 August of that year, playing 79 minutes in a 0–1 home defeat to Málaga,[7][8] and scored his first competitive goal for the side on 12 December, in a 2–1 win over Real Madrid at the Balaídos for the Copa del Rey.[9]

As early as 8 January 2013, rumours arose of Bustos joining Sporting de Gijón, as a result of which he was left out of the squad to face Real Madrid in the second leg.[10] The next day, he was loaned out to the club until June,[11] and subsequently the agreement was extended for a further season.[12]

Mallorca[edit]

Bustos' contract with Celta was terminated by mutual consent on 30 June 2014,[13] and the following month he signed for RCD Mallorca of the second tier.[14] He scored his first goal for his new team on 3 January 2015, in the 46th minute of a 2–0 home win over Albacete Balompié.[15]

Mumbai City[edit]

On 30 July 2015, Bustos moved to Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC.[16] Upon joining, the 32-year-old said that he was "excited for the opportunity to play outside Spain".[16] He made his debut on 10 October, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against Kerala Blasters FC.[17]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 November 2015
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hércules 2004–05[18] Segunda División B 6 0 0 0 6 0
Valencia B 2006–07[18] Segunda División B 34 1 2[a] 0 36 1
Salamanca 2007–08[18] Segunda División 25 0 0 0 25 0
2008–09[18] Segunda División 31 0 2 0 33 0
Total 56 0 2 0 58 0
Celta 2009–10[18] Segunda División 28 0 5 0 33 0
2010–11[18] Segunda División 38 0 1 0 2[b] 0 41 0
2011–12[18] Segunda División 24 0 2 0 26 0
2012–13[18] La Liga 7 0 2 1 9 1
Total 97 0 10 1 2 0 109 1
Sporting Gijón (loan) 2012–13[18] Segunda División 16 0 0 0 16 0
2013–14[18] Segunda División 16 0 0 0 1[b] 0 17 0
Total 32 0 0 0 1 0 33 0
Mallorca 2014–15[18] Segunda División 31 0 0 0 31 0
Mumbai City 2015[19] Indian Super League 9 0 9 0
Career total 265 1 12 1 5 0 282 2
  1. ^ Appearances in Relegation Play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Promotion Play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b J.V. (22 June 2009). "Cristian Bustos, el "Gattuso" de Alicante" [Cristian Bustos, Alicante's "Gattuso"]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Barbado, J.C. (27 August 2007). "Salva desequilibra un partido que su equipo sabe controlar desde el inicio" [Salva decides a game his team knows how to control from the start]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). p. 38. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victoria de la Unión en una brillante jornada copera" [Unión win in brilliant cup round]. La Voz de Salamanca (in Spanish). 3 September 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "La falta de gol deja al Salamanca en la cuneta" [Lack of goal leaves Salamanca stranded]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 October 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "El Celta ficha a Cristian Bustos" [Celta signs Cristian Bustos]. Marca (in Spanish). 21 June 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  6. ^ García, Gregorio (3 June 2012). "Cinco años después... el Celta regresa a Primera" [Five years later... Celta back in the Primera]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Crónica del Celta-Málaga, 0–1" [Celta-Málaga match report, 0–1] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hasta luego al obrero del fútbol" [See you later football handyman]. Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Ronaldo rides to the rescue to keep Blancos' Copa hopes alive". Goal.com. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Cristian Bustos, cerca del Sporting" [Cristian Bustos, near Sporting]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 January 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Cristian Bustos llega cedido al Sporting de Gijón" [Cristian Bustos arrives at Sporting de Gijón on loan]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Bustos vuelve cedido al Sporting" [Bustos returns to Sporting on loan]. Marca (in Spanish). 9 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Cristian Bustos se desvincula del Celta" [Cristian Bustos cuts ties with Celta]. Marca (in Spanish). 30 June 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Cristian Bustos y Javi Ros refuerzan la medular del Mallorca" [Cristian Bustos and Javi Ros bolster Mallorca's midfield]. Marca (in Spanish). 19 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "El Mallorca sentencia al Albacete en cinco minutos" [Mallorca finish off Albacete in five minutes]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 January 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Mumbai City FC sign Bustos, Bertin and Piquionne for Indian Super League season 2". The Economic Times. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC as it happened: First goalless draw in ISL 2015". International Business Times. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Bustos: Cristian Bustos Costa". BDFutbol. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Bustos". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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